Cochran County

Cochran County (HM1ED0)

Location: Morton, TX 79346 Cochran County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 43.545', W 102° 45.567'

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Created August 21, 1876, from Bexar County. Named for a native of New Jersey, Robert Cochran, a private who died for Texas Independence in the siege of the Alamo.

Indian hostilities and the distance to market and supplies made settlement slow. The 1900 census listed 25 cowboys. In 1910 there were 75 persons; then 67 in 1920.

Organized May 6, 1924, with Morton as county seat. Oil discovery and development of irrigation caused rapid growth, and made it a farm and petroleum center.

Site of Silver Lake, a saline lake known to early Spanish explorers as Laguna Quemado.
HM NumberHM1ED0
Marker Number927
Year Placed1965
Placed ByTexas Highway Department
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 2:39pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 707592 N 3734002
Decimal Degrees33.72575000, -102.75945000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 43.545', W 102° 45.567'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 43' 32.70" N, 102° 45' 34.02" W
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Area Code(s)806
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 N Main St, Morton TX 79346, US
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